WMSC#127 - Xmas Pinwheel


After making a ton of Christmas cards, you would think I would be done by December 11th, nope...still working on the last few I need.  Today I have a card to share for WMSC #127, a very interesting sketch by Teresa Kline a Waltzingmouse Mischief Maker.  Here is the sketch I based my card on today.
When I look at this sketch, my first thought was a tree.  It would have to be a pretty tall tree, so that idea went out the window and I decided to base my design on something with a long, straight stem or handle and a pinwheel popped into my  head.  Lucky for me, Waltzingmouse Stamps has a very fun pinwheel set (Playful Pinwheels) and I decided to make my pinwheel themed for Christmas.  Here's my card:

I always make some cookies for our next door neighbors and thought the sentiment from A Cottage Christmas worked really well with the little house patterned paper from Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas.  I used some Christmas cord for the pinwheel stick.  After I had this card all done, I realized that I could have stamped my own houndstooth pattern too using Waltzingmouse Heirloom Patterns...next time that is what I will do!  The snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch and I am just about out of my little snowflake buttons, have to remember to stock up on them before they are gone from Michaels til the next holiday season.  You still have time to make a card for this week's sketch challenge...just follow this link and get to creating!

19 comments:

Vickie Z said...

The pinwheel is the perfect idea for this sketch!! Sentiment and papers are perfect for your neighbors!! Just a perfect card....just realized I used that word twice in the first two sentences but, both are perfect!! Sweet card!

Kelly S. said...

Oh squee a Christmas pinwheel! Love this idea and it's so charming with the little village paper! That cording for the stick is genius!!

This is beautiful! I love that the pinwheel has music notes :) And that sparkle ribbon is to die for!

Sharron said...

Great take on the sketch, Cathy! The pinwheel is a perfect choice. And I love all the fun details--the paper with rows of sweet houses, the music pattern on the pinwheel and the wonderful glittery ribbon.

wow, this is gorgeous, I adore the ribbon bow...very sweet!

enjoy *~*

Cathy I love your pinwheel card, it is fabulous. The fun papers and that glittery ribbon is the perfect top off.

Kara said...

Great idea!! Love the pinwheel and that red bow!!!

Oh this is just so delightful. Love the non-traditional theme, but perfectly Christmassy card! Love it.

Joyce said...

I love your pinwheel. That is exactly what I thought of when I saw the sketch. And, your non traditional paper colors are perfect for this card. Now, I need to think of something else....

Marybeth said...

Perfect idea to use the pinwheel…. Love it! Such an adorable card and the ribbon is so festive. Yes ,next time you will have to use some of your new background stamps… didn't you win a bunch . Beautiful!

Jeanne J said...

Cathy this is so fun! I love the papers and all the fancy trims especially that metallic bow and the blingy snowflake buttons. This looks like candy!

Helen said...

Cathy this is so fab and Christmassy! What a sweet Pinwheel, gorgeous bow and pretty paper too. Love it!

Such a fabulous Christmas card - so glittery, fun and festive! Thanks for playing with us at WMSC, hugs, Karin

Love the pinwheel with the snowflakes and the glittering ribbon is WOW, thanks for playing along again this week!

Renee said...

How did I miss this?
Must be further behind than I thought! :(
Love the Christmas pinwheel...
how adorable!!
And all the glittery goodness...
makes for such a fun take on the sketch! ;)

Kate said...

Just gorgeous - love the patterned papers and the pinwheel, but that bright sparkly bow caught my attention straight away and took my breath away too !

Jeanne J said...

You clever girl! You Top Mouse AGAIN!!!! Knew it!!!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on your Top mouse .... AGAIN. You and Kim are on a roll...yea!

Christina said...

Cathy, I would have never thought to use a pinwheel on a holiday card, but I LOVE it! And oh my goodness, that sparkly ribbon!

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